Mark Dinning - Songs


Mark Dinning (August 17, 1933 - March 22, 1986) was a pop singer and songwriter who became famous during the late 1950s. He is best known for the teenage tragedy song, "Teen Angel" (1959), which topped the Pop/Rock charts and soon after went gold. This oldies classic was co-written by Dinning's sister Jean (Eugenia) and her husband Red Surrey. With two of her sisters, Virginia and Lucille, Jean was a member of The Dinning Sisters, a sibling trio popular in the late 1940s.

Born Max Edward "Mark" Dinning in Manchester, Oklahoma into a musical family, he followed in his sisters' footsteps and was signed to MGM in 1957 as Mark Dinning. In addition to "Teen Angel," he also has minor hits with "A Star Is Born (A Love Has Died)" (1960), "The Lovin' Touch" (1960), and "Top Forty, News, Weather and Sports" (1961).


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Mark Dinning

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